Volunteers painting a “Black Lives Matter” mural on a road in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 4, 2020.
AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File
Atlantic City will reportedly redo a massive Black Lives Matter mural on a busy downtown roadway because the original one confused drivers by concealing lane divider markings.
The City Council on Wednesday voted to shell out $36,000 for the project, which will first require the road — Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard — to be repaved, before a new mural is painted, the Associated Press reported.
Repaving is necessary because the yellow paint used in the first tribute cannot be painted over, the report said.
“It was an oversight on our part, and when we realized it, we fixed it,” Mayor Marty Small said.
“The words ‘Black Lives Matter’ will still be on the street.”
The first mural obscured the double yellow lines dividing the four-lane road. The broken white lines dividing same-direction lanes were also colored over.